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Another 3,000 people get a place in college

Just over 3,000 people have been offered a chance by the Central Applications Office (CAO) today to begin study on a third-level course.

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'Middle Ireland fights back'

A trust set up to help "middle Ireland fight back" and which is estimated to control €2bn in assets and have almost 2,000 members last night prevented gardaí and receivers from entering a farm in Co Kildare.

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Foreign hauliers get Garda escorts as they breach EU law, say Irish firms

A number of foreign haulage firms are receiving Garda escorts while they break EU legislation and put Irish drivers and haulage firms out of business, according to the Irish Road Hauliers Association.

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Priests slam religious show as vehicle for Browne attack

TV3's religious show has been slammed by the Association of Catholic Priests as a vehicle for Vincent Browne to "coax a series of likely suspects into a studio and attack them for their beliefs".

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'Surprise' as public sector salary rise outstrips private

Economists have expressed "surprise" that, in spite of the drive to cut the State's pay bill, public sector wages rose more than private sector pay over the past year.

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College teachers in row over bid to move staff

Teachers at one of the country's biggest further education colleges are in dispute over efforts to move some staff to other colleges.

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Receivers appointed by Nama to developer

Nama has installed receivers to take control of a suite of companies run by a publicity-shy property investor once regarded one of the country's most ambitious boom-time speculators.

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Garda suffers injuries at hands of burglars for second time in 4 years

A young garda has suffered serious head injuries for a second time at the hands of burglars.

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Cowen's crash comments under fire from ministers

Coalition ministers rounded on former Taoiseach Brian Cowen's admission that his government never saw the financial crash coming and that there was no plan in place for a worst case scenario.

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Board to publish sanitised report on race-fixing

A scathing report into a race-fixing scam is set to be sidelined as the Irish Greyhound Board looks to instead publish a sanitised version.

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Daniel O'Donnell presents Roisin Ormond from Cork with the Youth Award at the annual Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards.

Deaf group forced to rely on donations

A leading Irish deaf group has warned Government cutbacks mean it must rely on charitable donations and the bequeathed wills of supporters in order to keep its services running.

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Retailer to use world-first database for pigs

SuperValu is set to have access to the world's first national DNA database for pigs.

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Irish chefs weigh in behind Oliver's poverty comments

Irish chefs Rachel Allen and Kevin Dundon have thrown their weight behind controversial comments by British chef Jamie Oliver, who said he found it “hard to talk about modern-day poverty” after seeing families live on cheap, processed food but splurge on top-of-the-range gadgets.

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Majella to shave her head in cancer battle

Daniel O'Donnell has revealed that his wife plans to shave off her hair before she starts chemotherapy for breast cancer next month.

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8-year-old hired out as 'pageant coach'

The mother of an eight-year-old American child beauty star is hiring out her daughter as a private "pageant coach" ahead of a contentious child beauty contest in Ireland next month.

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Claim against oil agent's wife dismissed

A $162m (€115m) claim by an American company against the wife of an Irish oil broker has been dismissed by the High Court in Dublin.

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People with intellectual disability 'pay most for economic crisis'

Reductions in residential and respite care means people with intellectual disabilities are paying more than any other citizen for the economic crisis, a carer father has said.

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Lions star Kearney profits from business masters

Ireland and Lions star Rob Kearney is putting his masters in business to good use.

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Interpol still helping murder inquiry

Interpol is still assisting gardaí with the investigation into a double murder in Co Kerry in June, a court was told yesterday.

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Opera House reveals new season line-up

Cork Opera House are making a splash with its autumn/winter line-up — a schedule jam-packed with music, dance, theatre, and comedy.

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Residents want mugger out of city

Kilkenny residents want a Polish man released from prison following his conviction for mugging a pensioner to leave the city.

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€3.7m grants in cross-border projects probed

Questionable spending involving more than €3.7m in grant aid has allegedly occurred in cross-border projects linked to the peace process.

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Delayed hospital discharges cost €500k a night

Delayed discharges are costing the health service over €500,000 a night.

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Damian 'driven' to finish charity cycle

The memories of family and friends who have died from cancer inspired a man to keep pedalling during the tough days of a 2,000km fundraising cycle from Copenhagen to Ireland.

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Town's plea for flood prevention works

Businesses and householders in a Co Cork town are pleading with the authorities to carry out interim flood prevention works before a major scheme is put in place.

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Pupils march their way to new school

It was a long, long, road which, in the end, culminated in a short walk that brought a town to a standstill.

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City traders and fans encouraged to show rebel spirit

Traders in Cork city have been urged to paint the town red for the county's senior hurling team ahead of their All Ireland final clash against Clare next week.

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Cancer outreach service to open on northside

A cancer support house is to open a new outreach service on the northside of Cork City.

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TG4 reveals a season of story-telling

A timely look at the legend of the Mayo football curse, a true Billy Elliot story of the dancer who dared, and the forgotten women of the famine bride ships are just some of the narrative highlights of TG4's autumn offering.

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David hopes the Boys in Green will be gold in Oz

Sometimes the Irish soccer team have fans diving for cover behind the couch, but not Dubliner David Feeney.

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